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Four injured in blast at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport

Policemen are seen at the site where an explosion happened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, June 12, 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at Shanghai Airport, caused by “self-made explosives”, injures at least four people SHANGHAI – Four passengers were injured after an explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Airport authorities said. Local reports that suggested the blast that injured four passengers was caused by firecrackers or “self-made explosive materials”. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, ... Read More »

10 ways you can help reduce plastic pollution

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How you can help keep our marine life from eating and swimming in garbage Plastic is all around us. It’s in our homes, our offices, our cars, our playgrounds. We use it to package food, bottle products, bag produce, make dinnerware and utensils, make most of the things. Plastics have undoubtedly helped us to manufacture, package and ship goods more ... Read More »

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global Peace Index records a historically less peaceful and more unequal world  World became less peaceful in the last year, reveals 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI). The Report shows growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. The study, by international think-tank the Institute for Economics and ... Read More »

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

For the first time, top women from Scotland, Myanmar, Mauritius, Nepal, Croatia, Taiwan and Lithuania have been included in the list NEW YORK (United States of America) – Top American magazine Forbes has announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the world’s most powerful woman, for a sixth consecutive time. US presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United States Federal ... Read More »

Facts about the holy month of Ramadan

Facts about the holy month of Ramadan

Facts of Ramadan: Ramadan is observed by Muslims around the world. In this holy month of Ramadan, the last holy book Quran was revealed on Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (P.B.U.H). ‘Ramadan is the month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom from fire’ said Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H). The fourth Pillar of Islam, the Fast of Ramadan, occurs ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

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Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... Read More »

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Most of world’s 1.2 billion Muslims start observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday Muslims in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey would begin fasting on Monday, as will Muslims in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories as the Ramadan moon has been sighted in these countries. Millions of Muslims around the world are marking the start of the ... Read More »

Environment Day 2016 puts spotlight on illegal trade in wildlife

World Environment Day 2016 - Go wild for life

Wildlife trafficking needs to be a policy priority in Asia This year’s World Environment Day on June 5 puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife, calling for greater public awareness, public engagement, and public mobilization will be required, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) “in the efforts to put an end to this very damaging trade.” To ... Read More »

Mohammad Ali dies at 74: World pays rich tribute to boxing legend

Mohammad Ali dies at 74: World pays rich tribute to boxing legend

Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and one of sport’s most influential individuals, has died aged 74. The sports hero, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for decades, passed away in a hospital here where he had been admitted earlier this week suffering from respiratory problems. Ali had been living in the Phoenix area with his fourth wife, ... Read More »

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